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23rd Ohio Infantry

 
 
23rd Ohio Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
1. 23rd Ohio Infantry Monument
Inscription.
(Front Inscription):
OHIO
23d Infantry
Commanded by
Major James M. Comly
Hugh Ewing's (1st) Brigade
Kanawha Division
Ninth Army Corps
Army of the Potomac


(Rear Inscription):
This Regiment with its Brigade crossed the Ford of Antietam Creek in the afternoon of Sept. 17, 1862, and held this position until the close of the battle.

Its loss was 8 men killed, 1 officer and 58 men wounded, 2 men missing, total 69.

Two of its members afterwards became President of the United States: Rutherford B. Hayes and William McKinley.
 
Erected 1903 by State of Ohio.
 
Location. 39° 27.02′ N, 77° 44.419′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Branch Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sharpsburg MD 21782, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Branch's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Ninth Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); 48th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Durellís Independent Battery
Rear Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 29, 2008
2. Rear Inscription
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 51st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Ninth Army Corps (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Ninth Army Corps (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Ninth Army Corps (about 400 feet away); 30th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (about 600 feet away); Archer's Brigade (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. 23rd Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument. National Park Service page detailing the monument. (Submitted on March 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 23rd Ohio Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, Kanawha Division, IX Corps. Lt. Col. Rutherford B. Hays commanded the regiment at the beginning of the campaign, but was badly wounded at South Mountain. William McKinley served as the Commissary Sergeant during the battle. (Submitted on March 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
23rd Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
3. 23rd Ohio Infantry Marker
23rd Ohio Infantry Monument on Branch Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
4. 23rd Ohio Infantry Monument on Branch Avenue
23rd Ohio Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
5. 23rd Ohio Infantry Monument
Battle Line image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
6. Battle Line
Between 5 and 5:30 p.m. on September 17th, the 23rd Ohio fought against Confederates from Toombs' and Branch's Brigades. This view looks west from the monument location on Branch Avenue. At the time of the battle, a stone wall ran generally north to south where modern Branch Avenue runs today. The 23rd initially used this wall, facing in the direction of the camera view, to defend the position. Later the regiment turn to the left, in a refuse, to face Confederate units to the south. Finally around 5:30, the 23rd would exit the area to the north and fall back to the Burnside Bridge.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 956 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   6. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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